Re: Eagle Project/Wal Mart commercial
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 23:31:19 -0500
At 10:18 PM 2/20/97 -0600, Larry Jones wrote:
>My oldest son is starting to prepare for his project, which I thought was
>not a major task, but this one I saw on the Ad makes the one he is looking
>at seem a major job.
>Am I wrong, or what. Please let me know if I am being to critical of the other,
>or expecting to much from my son.
Probably both. The measure of success for an Eagle project is not really
how much work gets done, or how many hours are spent doing it. The true
measure of an Eagle project is how much opportunity there is for the
candidate to demonstrate leadership and how well he does in fact demonstrate
The other thing is that each Eagle project has to be evaluated against the
capabilities of the particular Scout. What might be a real challenge for
one Scout might actually be a piece of cake for another, and vice versa.
Finally, there is no way that you can know from a 50 second (or 25 second)
television spot exactly what the project was.
So. . . let your son select a project the HE feels is a challenge to his
capabilities and ignore what everyone else does.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City